2766. Seville oranges, and sweet oranges are formed into a refrigerant beverage, which is extremely grateful in febrile diseases.
Dose of the tincture, from one to four drachms; of the infusion, from one to two ounces.
2767. Lemons are used to form a re-frigerant beverage, which is given to quench thirst in febrile and inflammatory diseases. Lemon-juice is given with carbonate of potash (half an ounce of the juice to twenty grains of the salt), and taken, while effervescing, allays vomiting; a table-spoonful, taken occasionally, allays hysterical palpitations of the heart. It is useful in scurvy caused by eating too much salt food.
The rind forms a nice mild tonic and stomachic in certain forms of dyspepsia.
Dose of the infusion (made the same as orange-peel), from one to two ounces.